debt ceiling and the automatic cuts that have now been put off? >> well, look, they set out to roll john boehner in the house of representatives and in the end, john boehner got rolled. and john boehner said at one point in his career, not too long ago, that thanltd happen, but the writing was on the wall. at 2:00 in the morning, the night before last, wherever that was, chris, new year's eve, i guess, the night of new year's eve, 98-8 in the senate. they expected this to sweep away all the opposition, and ultimately, that's what happened, but not without a whole lot of drama yesterday. john boehner knew, the day after the election, when he approved in the raeburn room and said he was willing to give on revenues, $800 billion worth, just not by closing loopholes and simplifying a tax code and things of that nature, but not by raising rates. he saw the writing on the wall. everybody knew what the president had campaigned on, on that $250,000 threshold.